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Cancer is the leading cause of death in economically developed countries and the second leading cause of death in developing countries. It is observed that 70% of cancer deaths occur in low and middle income countries. Of these cancers, 30% of can be prevented.
The etiological factors associated with hepatocellular carcinoma vary from country to country. It most commonly affects adults, children who are affected with biliary atresia, infantile cholestasis, glycogenstorage diseases and other cirrhotic diseases of the liver are predisposed to developing hepatocellular carcinoma.
The current case report discusses about the diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma through elevated levels of alpha-feto protein (AFP) though presented with abdominal pain and was confirmed with supportive findings of CT scan and ultrasound.
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